The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 60 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing HP 106 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.72% 2.88% 2.82%
As % of the Vendors category 5.94% 6.69% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 20
Average daily rate
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£340 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.99% -19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £219 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £459 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +65.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.12 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £33.10 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £14.56
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -5.53%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1786 1346 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.76% 43.14% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 647 494
Average daily rate £400 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 108 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 42 £400 -11.11% 10
Cheshire -2 23 £225 -29.68% 8
Lancashire -10 19 £301 +14.59% 1
Merseyside +2 15 £340 +94.23% 3
Cumbria - 2 £505 - 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 67 (33.67%) Windows
2 58 (29.15%) ITIL
3 50 (25.13%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (15.08%) Security Cleared
6 29 (14.57%) Linux
6 29 (14.57%) VMware
7 28 (14.07%) Migration
7 28 (14.07%) Cisco
8 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (13.07%) MS Office
9 26 (13.07%) Service Management
10 25 (12.56%) Oracle
10 25 (12.56%) Citrix
10 25 (12.56%) SAN
11 24 (12.06%) SLA
11 24 (12.06%) SQL
11 24 (12.06%) HPUX
11 24 (12.06%) MS Excel
11 24 (12.06%) Finance
12 23 (11.56%) UNIX
13 22 (11.06%) IBM
13 22 (11.06%) Active Directory
14 20 (10.05%) Dell
14 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
15 19 (9.55%) MCP
16 18 (9.05%) OpenView
17 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.04%) IBM Notes
2 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.02%) Apache
3 6 (3.02%) Exstream Dialogue
4 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.51%) Site Server
6 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.01%) JBoss
6 2 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (13.07%) MS Office
2 24 (12.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Exstream
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.51%) HP Helion
2 3 (1.51%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.56%) SAN
2 16 (8.04%) DNS
3 15 (7.54%) DHCP
4 13 (6.53%) Firewall
5 12 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.52%) LAN
7 8 (4.02%) WAN
7 8 (4.02%) VLAN
8 6 (3.02%) DMZ
9 5 (2.51%) FTP
9 5 (2.51%) Internet
10 3 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.51%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.51%) NAS
10 3 (1.51%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.51%) HTTP
11 2 (1.01%) VPN
11 2 (1.01%) GSM
11 2 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.04%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.53%) RDBMS
3 12 (6.03%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.52%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.51%) SQLPlus
6 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) MS Access
9 2 (1.01%) Informix
9 2 (1.01%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) JIRA
1 5 (2.51%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.51%) Selenium
3 3 (1.51%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.01%) Toad
4 2 (1.01%) JUnit
4 2 (1.01%) Introscope
4 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.01%) Mockito
4 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.01%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.50%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (12.06%) Finance
2 9 (4.52%) Banking
3 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
4 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.01%) Automotive
5 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.01%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Analyst
2 23 (11.56%) Consultant
3 18 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (8.54%) Service Analyst
5 15 (7.54%) Architect
6 10 (5.03%) Developer
6 10 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.52%) Test Manager
8 8 (4.02%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.02%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.02%) Network Specialist
9 7 (3.52%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Tester
11 5 (2.51%) Wintel Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.51%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.52%) CSS
1 7 (3.52%) HTML
2 6 (3.02%) Web Services
3 5 (2.51%) Catalyst
3 5 (2.51%) XML
4 4 (2.01%) YUI
5 3 (1.51%) JSON
5 3 (1.51%) Middleware
5 3 (1.51%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) WSDL
6 2 (1.01%) JAX-RPC
6 2 (1.01%) XSL
6 2 (1.01%) JDBC
6 2 (1.01%) Servlets
6 2 (1.01%) .NET
6 2 (1.01%) J2EE
6 2 (1.01%) jQuery
6 2 (1.01%) Ajax
6 2 (1.01%) Spring
6 2 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.04%) CMDB
3 9 (4.52%) Clustering
4 8 (4.02%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.51%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.51%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.51%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.51%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.01%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.01%) Open Source
7 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.01%) Replication
8 2 (1.01%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.01%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (33.67%) Windows
2 29 (14.57%) Linux
3 27 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (12.06%) HPUX
5 23 (11.56%) UNIX
6 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.03%) AIX
9 11 (5.53%) Windows 7
10 10 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
12 6 (3.02%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.51%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.51%) Solaris
13 5 (2.51%) VMS
14 4 (2.01%) SUSE
15 2 (1.01%) Debian
15 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.15%) ITIL
2 28 (14.07%) Migration
3 26 (13.07%) Service Management
4 16 (8.04%) Test Scripting
5 14 (7.04%) Change Management
6 13 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.03%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (4.52%) Test Management
9 9 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.02%) Network Management
11 7 (3.52%) Integration Testing
11 7 (3.52%) Project Management
11 7 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.02%) OO
12 6 (3.02%) Workflow
12 6 (3.02%) MVC
12 6 (3.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.06%) SQL
2 13 (6.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.53%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.03%) Java
5 9 (4.52%) Perl
6 5 (2.51%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.51%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.01%) C#
8 3 (1.51%) VBA
8 3 (1.51%) Python
9 2 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (1.01%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) Jython
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.55%) MCP
4 15 (7.54%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.53%) ISEB
6 12 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.53%) CCNA
8 10 (5.03%) CCNP
8 10 (5.03%) MCSE
9 8 (4.02%) CCIE
9 8 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.51%) Degree
13 2 (1.01%) PMP
13 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.06%) SLA
2 8 (4.02%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 22 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.02%) vSphere
5 7 (3.52%) XenServer
6 6 (3.02%) Firmware
6 6 (3.02%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.02%) DFS Replication
6 6 (3.02%) XenApp
7 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.51%) NFS
9 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.50%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (9.05%) OpenView
3 16 (8.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (6.03%) SCCM
5 8 (4.02%) HP NNM
6 7 (3.52%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.01%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.51%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.51%) Puppet
8 3 (1.51%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.51%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.01%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.01%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (1.01%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 50 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.57%) VMware
3 28 (14.07%) Cisco
4 25 (12.56%) Oracle
4 25 (12.56%) Citrix
5 22 (11.06%) IBM
6 20 (10.05%) Dell
7 16 (8.04%) Lotus
8 13 (6.53%) Veritas
9 11 (5.53%) Sun
10 9 (4.52%) Opsware
11 8 (4.02%) EMC
11 8 (4.02%) SAP
11 8 (4.02%) Symantec
11 8 (4.02%) Remedy
11 8 (4.02%) NetScout
12 7 (3.52%) McAfee
12 7 (3.52%) NetApp
12 7 (3.52%) Juniper
13 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
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